Liverpool John Moores University

  • Entry Standards
    Entry Standards

    The average UCAS tariff score of new students entering the University. These tables use the old UCAS tariff.

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  • Student Satisfaction
    Student Satisfaction

    A guide to how satisfied students are with the quality of teaching they receive.

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    4.10 / 5.00
  • Research Quality
    Research Quality

    A measure of the quality of the research undertaken in the University.

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    2.79 / 4.00
  • Research Intensity
    Research Intensity

    A measure of the proportion of staff involved in high-quality research in the University.

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    0.26 / 1.00
  • Graduate Prospects
    Graduate Prospects

    A guide to the employability of graduates on completion of their courses at the University.

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    66.0 / 100.0
  • Student-Staff Ratio
    Student-Staff Ratio

    The average staffing levels at the University.

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  • Academic Services Spend
    Academic Services Spend

    A guide to how much the University spends on supporting services such as libraries and IT.

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  • Facilities Spend
    Facilities Spend

    A guide to how much the University spends on supporting facilities such as the careers service, health and counselling services and sport facilities.

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  • Good Honours
    Good Honours

    The percentage of graduates achieving a first or upper second class honours degree – the class of degree achieved can impact a graduate’s employment prospects.

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    74.6 / 100.0
  • Degree Completion
    Degree Completion

    The proportion of students expected to successfully complete their studies and gain a degree from the University.

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    83.3 / 100.0

Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) is a pioneering modern civic university rooted in the vibrant city of Liverpool. The university is committed to creating a community of academic excellence, creativity and scholarship, aiming to think global and act local to solve real-world problems and contribute to the future of society.

Entry Requirements

  • The university has a longstanding record of reaching out to students from disadvantaged backgrounds and ensuring that all can benefit from a university education, and considers a wide range of qualifications for entry to undergraduate programmes, including Open University courses.
  • The university considers GCSE (or equivalent) grades, references and student’s personal statement as well as information gained at interviews or auditions. AS levels will be taken into consideration where studied; a 4th subject at AS level is not essential. Any courses that accept AS levels will only accept a maximum of 20 UCAS points.
  • Candidates are expected to achieve a minimum entry requirement for admission to an undergraduate degree programme of a pass in 2 A level subjects (in some cases specific subjects) or in an equivalent level 4 qualification. Some programmes do not accept General Studies A level and, where this is the case, this is indicated in the course entry requirements, detailed using the UCAS Tariff.
  • Please refer to the university website for full details including the university’s admissions policy.

Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)

TEF Silver is awarded to institutions that deliver high-quality teaching, learning and outcomes for their students, and consistently exceed "rigorous national quality requirements" for higher education in the UK. Find out more about TEF.

Teaching Methods

  • Work-related learning is included in every degree programme, so students have the chance to engage in projects or go on placements and apply their skills in professional settings.
  • The university provides a range of guest lectures and masterclasses from industry leaders.

Undergraduate Courses

Type of Qualification:

Mode of study:

Course Flexibility

  • The majority of programmes offer a sandwich year or industrial placement.
  • The university has an increased range of degrees with foundation years, available as a stepping stone on to a variety of degree programmes.
  • LJMU aims to make an international opportunity available to every student. Opportunities include the ERASMUS+ scheme which gives opportunities for work placements in Europe, and the China Internship Programme, which offers fully funded 2 months’ placements in Shanghai. There are also links with Southern Connecticut State University.

Student Services and Facilities

  • LJMU has 3 modern libraries, with the 2 largest open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week during semesters with resources including books, journals, online resources, computers, laptops and Wi-Fi access throughout.
  • IT facilities include over 2,500 computers and laptops available across the university for student use. LJMU's virtual learning environment, Canvas (from summer 2017), gives students online access to materials such as assignments, lecture notes, useful Internet sites and other multimedia resources.
  • There are a range of support services for students, staff skilled in student finance and money advice, accommodation, mental well-being, counselling, disability, international, study support and other student-specific areas are available to all students throughout their time at the university.
  • A dedicated Mathematics Resource and Support Centre (MRSC) helps students who need to refresh their mathematical or statistical skills, knowledge or understanding or need additional help with the mathematical or statistical element of their studies.

Disability Services

  • Students with a disability can access a huge variety of services and support, with every faculty having its own Disability Coordinator. The university’s Disability Advice Team can be contacted before students start on their course enabling them to receive the support they need from the beginning of their studies.
  • Disability Advisers meet with students to work out their Individual Student Learning Plan (ISLP) which may first require a formal Needs Assessment. Students get to see the finalised ISLP which is then sent out to relevant academic and support staff.
  • Please refer to the university website for details.

Students' Union

  • LiverpoolSU works to represents all LJMU students, run by elected student officers to help improve student’s experience of university life.
  • The SU is located in all campuses via Mini Student Union sites.
  • There are many clubs and societies, events, activities and networks that every student can get involved in.

Availability of Part-Time Work

  • There is excellent availability of part-time work in Liverpool; students can have their CVs and application forms checked by careers advisers prior to submitting.
  • Over 6,000 organisations have signed up to LJMU's MyJobs&Placements website, which is a one-stop-shop for students looking for part-time work, graduate jobs, internships, work placements and much more. Opportunities are also displayed on jobs boards in campus-based Careers Zones.
  • Within the university, students can work as Student Advocates representing LJMU both internally and externally and the Students' Union offers a large number of opportunities for part-time work.
  • There are also paid and voluntary placements and internships with LJMU cultural partners.

Careers Guidance

  • Campus-based Careers Zones offer a range of career support including careers guidance, interview practice sessions and CV and application form reviews via 1-to-1 appointments with careers and employability advisers. There is also an extensive programme of careers and employability workshops and webinars delivered by LJMU’s team of expert trainers, as well as programme-specific employer events and careers fairs.
  • Career Smart helps students focus on their work skills and create a career action plan.
  • Students can get work experience both abroad and with local employers. Resources focused on international opportunities include country career guides, information on visas and local culture, international employer directories, and the Goinglobal Database allows students to search for jobs and internships abroad. Locally, LJMU’s internship programme sources paid work experience with a local employer working on a suitable, graduate-level project. The dedicated vacancy website, MyJobs&Placements, lists opportunities for students to search online – along with graduate jobs and voluntary roles.
  • Careers resources include subject-specific resources including insights careers in specific areas, career planning, CVs, applications, interviews and assessment centres. Online, tools include the CV Builder, Interview Simulator, Indeed job search, Careers Newsroom and e-Guidance.
  • Please refer to the university website to find out more.

Student Mix

Student population


Level of study

  • Undergraduate 84%
  • Postgraduate 16%

Mode of study

  • Full Time 85%
  • Part Time 15%

Where students come from

  • UK 94%
  • EU 1%
  • Other 5%

Student gender

  • Male 45%
  • Female 55%


  • LJMU can trace its roots back to 1823 and the foundation of Liverpool Mechanics’ and Apprentices’ Library.
  • The university takes its name from one of the UK’s most successful businessmen, Sir John Moores, who turned his love of football into a business empire that was worth millions. Born into a working class family, he proved that, with vision and hard work, anyone can achieve success.
  • Formerly Liverpool Polytechnic, LJMU became a university in 1992 and over the last 25 years learned how to 'dream, plan, achieve', evolving into today’s modern civic university with ambitious plans for the future.

Notable Alumni

  • Beth Tweddle MBE − Britain’s greatest-ever female gymnast competing in 3 Olympic Games, winning Bronze at London 2012, as well as being a triple World Champion, 6-time European Champion, Commonwealth Champion and 7-times consecutive National Champion.
  • Claire Foy – actress and Golden Globe winner for her part as Queen Elizabeth II in the TV series, The Crown.
  • Mohamed Nasheed – former President of the Maldives and leader of the Maldivian Democratic Party, which he founded, and climate change campaigner.
  • Richard Duncalf – Chairman of Hervia Limited, a leading UK retailer of Vivienne Westwood products.
  • Phil Gayle – newsreader and freelance journalist working on BBC Radio Oxford breakfast show, BBC Radio 2 and Radio 5 Live.
  • Dr Stephen Ladyman – former Labour MP for South Thanet from 1997−2010, now chairman, Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.
  • Rt Hon Andrew Stunell OBE – Liberal Democrat Peer.
  • Philip Selway – drummer for Radiohead and volunteer listener with the Samaritans since 1991.

Further Details

Address Liverpool John Moores University
Student Recruitment and Admissions
Kingsway House
Hatton Garden
L3 2AJ
UCAS Code L51